Pete Seeger on “Turn! Turn! Turn!”

Pete Seeger, the great American folk singer who turns 90 next week, sits down here with biographer Alec Wilkinson, and talks about Turn! Turn! Turn!. It’s a song that Seeger wrote in 1959, using lyrics taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible. And it was then famously covered by The Byrds in 1965 (watch a performance here) and that version lives on today. To see Seeger performing this tune, click here. This one is for you Bob!

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  • steve duquenoy says:

    i remember seeing pete seeger at the Newport jazz festible around 62 or 63 I was very impressed an I knew he was behind a lot of songs but did not know this was one of them. I am more impressed

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